Lovely rainy day here in Michigan! Today, I have two garden themed cards to share. I used stamps from Character Construction. Set #4 from Mad Tea Party and Set #22 from Birds & Bees Paperie. I created a garden scene by stamping with black dye ink on white CS. And, that is where the similarity between the two cards ends.
Pink Birdhouse Garden
The images are colored with Copic Markers. I used some Distress ink on the white cardstock: Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet. I punched a pink edging for the bottom of the card.
I added buttons just for fun and some tiny pink pearls. Isn't this birdy sweet??!!
I wrapped a sheer ribbon around the card and knotted a pink ribbon around the sheer ribbon.
And, on to card number two, which is more vintagey.
Vintage Birdhouse Garden
I stamped the images exactly the same on the white CS. I was thinking that I wanted to use paint some how. And, then, I thought of my Crackle paints. I brushed on some Brushed Corduroy and realized that it covered the stamping. OOOPPS. I grabbed a rag and rubbed it off and it left a really cool staining effect. Loved that!! Then I went over everything with Rock Candy (which is clear) Crackle paint (Ranger). The paint takes a while to dry, so I went to bed..... In the morning, the paint was all dry and cracklely.
I tore the painted and stamped piece to size. Added some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and layered onto dark brown and peach CS. I continued the button idea on this card too. Added a bit of lace.
Inside of card
Stamped the Birdhouse again on the inside and added more Rusty Hinge ink. I left plenty of room to write a note.
Now, how about a few Challenges??!!!
Simon Says Stamp-bingo---Pink Birdhouse Garden---Ribbon, die cut, and buttons
Tuesday Alchemy- bingo---Pink Birdhouse Garden---Ribbon, free, and buttons
Simon Says Stamp and Show: paint--Vintage Birdhouse Garden
Vintage Elusions: anything goes-mixed media--Vintage Birdhouse Garden
Well, that's it for today. See you Saturday for the finished project that was on my work desk yesterday. Have a great evening! Love ya.